Monthly Archives: October 2014

Zero to One

What makes a company valuable? What makes a startup make or break? What is an entrepreneur?

In Zero to One by Peter Thiel helps answer these questions.

I enjoyed reading this book. It gives a lot of example about startup and business strategies. It is inspiring for those who wants to start a company. The book gives the truth about the risk of starting a company, one may fail, but the lessons learned will be very valuable.

Some points in the book that I agree with:

  • Company which monopolize the market will keep saying that they are not.
  • Founders tend to have extreme personality.
  • China is probably the most definitely pessimistic place in the world today.
  • A clear vision and a great team attracts talent.
  • If you don’t see any salespeople, you’re the salesperson.

I recommend those who are interested in starting a company, in management, or interested in reading about Silicon Valley history to read Zero to One by Peter Thiel

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